A Great Day For The Kellys,1944/04/27
(1) A Great Day For The Kellys "Commando Kelly Returns Home Sergeant Charles Kelly, 23, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for exterminating 10 Nazis in one day, finally returns to Pittsburgh, Pa. His whole excited family is there, Mom and his six brothers, and apparently everyone in the Smoky City. Pittsburgh gives its hero the keys to the city, then a parade takes place, to end all parades. Our microphones caught the globe-trotting Sergeant at Washington, D.C., in his simple recital of a fighting soldier's creed 'they all are fighting to come home.'" (2) War Ballot Applications "G.I. Vote Applications Washington, DC: 37,000,000 postal card applications for November voting ballots roll off the U.S. Government printing presses." (3) Tirpitz Bombed "Norway: A mighty Carrier Force unleashes scores of planes which straddle the hiding Nazi battle wagon with 8 tons of bombs. 24 direct hits are made." (partial newsreel)
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
July 3, 2006
Medal of Honor & more
No major historic gems in this newsreel... there's a ticker tape parade in Pittsburgh for homecoming Medal of Honor recipient Charles Kelly, a quick blurb about war ballot applications, and some poor quality footage of a carrier task force attacking the German battleship Tirpitz.